Monthly Archives: June 2016

We Don’t Know What Brexit Means for Airlines, But It’s Not Good

Brexit! I apologize to all my British readers for showing so much excitement, but please know that I did restrain myself from adding a second exclamation point. Still, if anything is worth two exclamation points, it’s the fact that you all in the United Kingdom (not just Great Britain, despite …

It’s Time for Crankyspotting Dorkfest at LAX on September 17

It’s June, and that means it’s time to set a date for this year’s Crankyspotting Dorkfest. That date? September 17 from 11a to 1p. Believe it or not, this August marks the 10th anniversary of this blog, so we’re going to make this into a giant blowout celebration…

No we’re …

Who the F*&@ is RISE?

While the chance of an airline starting from scratch to challenge the big four US airlines globally is tiny, it’s no surprise to see airlines trying to find niches with alternative models. Surf Air has been doing that in California for some time, and now we have RISE doing something …

Thinking About Loyalty and How Today’s Programs Do It Wrong

American’s decision to copy the structure of Delta and United’s so-called “loyalty programs” last week got me thinking about, well, loyalty. These programs have evolved to a point where they really aren’t about loyalty at all. If they cared about loyalty, then they’d do this differently. We got into this …

A Look Back at United’s Shifting Fleet

Sorry for the delay on this one, but it’s now time for the final chapter in the “look back” series. If you missed the look back at American and Delta, be sure to check those out. Now let’s look at United.

United Fleet Mix By Passenger Capacity

The most remarkable story here is the dramatic …

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